The ball kids of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell 2021 have been selected
After several weeks of evaluation, the technicians of the Tennis School of the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899 have already selected the 56 boys and girls who will act as ball kids for the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell 2021. Most of those chosen repeat from previous years and they have experience. The debutants have started a training period to know all the steps and be ready for the week of April 17 to 25.
This training period for the ball kids (aged between 14 and 16 years), in previous years, had its peak with a real rehearsal during the club’s Social Championship, but this year the pandemic has postponed the celebration of this competition. As an alternative, these boys and girls will practice in the afternoons with the members who come to play matches at the club.
The figure of the ball kid is essential in the organization of a tournament and the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell has distinguished itself over the years for the efficiency of the service offered by the students of the RCTB-1899 school. The direction of this area, under the supervision of David Serrano and Albert Angulo, does its best so that the applicants get used as soon as possible and in the best way to the rules of the game and contact with the tennis players, an aspect that the ATP takes into account and includes every year in its final evaluation report.
In addition, in this edition affected by the measures to contain the pandemic, the ball kids will have some new rules and will stop providing some services such as giving the towel to the players.